ERIC Number: ED232359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Form versus Function: Neurodevelopmental Treatment in Relation to an Over Twenty-One Deinstitutionalized Population.
A neurodevelopmental treatment approach provides severely physically/profoundly retarded adults (over 21-years-old) with opportunities for learning functional abilities that may lead to placement in group homes. The adults, who have recently been deinstitutionalized, are worked with, in terms of postural reflexes and passive and active movement, in gradually more normal patterns. Decisions must be made over form vs. function, especially for adults who may have had very little prior sensory experience stimulation in the institution. Neurodevelopmental therapy, which stresses form, without goal directed activity will not help the clients become more functionally independent. The combination of neurodevelopmental therapy with instructional programing for independent functioning can be an effective approach. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Neurodevelopmental Therapy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (9th, Denver, CO, November 4-6, 1982). Print is not clear in parts.